Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates punched a police sergeant in the face, while being booked for refusing to pay cab fare on Saturday, according the NYPD.
Bates was reportedly extremely agitated during the 3 AM arrest and gave the officer a black eye because he “didn’t like the people in the room” while he was being fingerprinted, the New York Post reported.
A cab driver reported the 25 year old linebacker for refusing to pay his fare when they pulled up in front of the Hampton Inn Hotel on Ditmars Boulevard in East Elmhurst, according to a police report.
According to Breitbart, Bates was agitated throughout the arrest process at the 115th Precinct where a source said he attacked the officer.
The 2017 Super Bowl champion was subdued by officers and transported to Elmhurst Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, the department said.
The assaulted officer was treated at Presbyterian Hospital-Queens, and diagnosed with a concussion. He also received three stitches above his eye. He was released that same day.
Bates played college football for Maine, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round (239th overall) of the 2016 NFL draft. He won Super Bowl LI with the New England Patriots, beating the Atlanta Falcons.